Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown Metro Area, CT Voting


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The Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metro Area is a politically diverse area. The region is made up of communities with different political leanings, from the larger liberal cities of West Hartford and East Hartford to the more conservative towns of Glastonbury and Manchester. Local politics in the area focus on economic development, education reform, environmental policies, public safety initiatives, and other issues of importance to the community. Local mayors and town councils are highly involved in these local politics as they work with state legislators to bring about change in their respective towns. There are various political organizations active in this region such as United Connecticut Action Network (UCAN), Connecticut Citizens Action Group (CCAG), and League of Women Voters among others. In addition to local elections for state representatives and senators, the area also holds primary elections for federal races in which candidates must gain support from constituents within their district before being placed on the ballot.

The political climate in Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown Metro Area is strongly liberal.

In Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown Metro Area 61.2% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 37.1% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.6% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, the Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford metro area remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 61.2% to 37.1%.
The Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford metro area voted Democratic in every Presidential election since 2000.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown Metro Area is strongly liberal.

Connecticut is moderately liberal.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, Connecticut: D D D D D D

How It Works:
Here at BestPlaces, we were looking at the voting patterns since the 2000 election and realized that we could express the results of each election as one letter. R if the Republican Party candidate won, D for the Democrat and I for the Independent. The six elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020) would be expressed as six-letter word (R R D R R).

Then we went a little further and added the dimension of magnitude. If the difference of victory was greater than 10 percent, the letter is upper case, and lower case if the difference was less than 10 percent. This allows us to see interesting voting patterns at just a glance.

Here's the VoteWord for Iowa d r d d r. In the last six elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican Party candidate in 2016 and 2020 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d D) has voted for the Democratic Party in the last four elections.

Individual Campaign Contributions in Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown Metro Area

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 94,054 contributions totaling $9,815,872 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $104 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 10,104 contributions totaling $53,012,428 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $5,247 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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